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Properties damaged by María to be demolished, funded by FEMA with $400 million

https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/propertiesdamagedbymariatobedemolished-2489883 Properties damaged by María to be demolished FEMA will invest $400 million to demolish structures listed as a risk to public safety Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – 11:07 AM By Ricardo Cortés Chico   Una estructura destruida por el … Continue reading

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Multi-million dollar contracts for Tu Hogar Renace, in English, Your Home Reborn

https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/multi-milliondollarcontractsfortuhogarrenace-2462136 See this link for NY Times article referenced here. https://puertoriconewcomer.wordpress.com/2018/12/01/3700-generators-and-666-sinks-fema-contractors-charged-steep-markups-on-puerto-rico-repairs Multi-million dollar contracts for Tu Hogar Renace The program concludes at the end of 2018 Tuesday, November 27, 2018 – 11:11 AM By Wilma Maldonado Arrigoitía   In just … Continue reading

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$3,700 Generators and $666 Sinks: FEMA Contractors Charged Steep Markups on Puerto Rico Repairs

  Sounds like 80% of the FEMA funds were wasted.  Wouldn’t the money have been far more effectively spent in direct payments to the victims, with a mechanism restricting those checks payable only for home repairs?  The widespread culture of … Continue reading

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Trump gripes he gets ‘no credit’ for relief efforts in Puerto Rico

https://nypost.com/2018/11/29/trump-gripes-he-gets-no-credit-for-relief-efforts-in-puerto-rico Trump gripes he gets ‘no credit’ for relief efforts in Puerto Rico By Bob Fredericks, Nikki Schwab and Marisa Schultz November 29, 2018 | 1:50pm | Updated AP President Trump says the amount of money the government spent on … Continue reading

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How long should free hotels last for Hurricane Maria evacuees from 9-20-17?

How long should free hotels last for Hurricane Maria evacuees from 9-20-17?  Should there be a time limit?   Assuming finding one of the cheaper hotel rates at $65/night x 30 days = $1950/month.  $65/night x 365 days = $23,725/year.   Most … Continue reading

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FEMA proposes changes to building codes for Puerto Rico

  https://www.elnuevodia.com/english/english/nota/femaproposeschangestobuildingcodes-2410648 FEMA proposes changes to building codes The recommendations will be included in a report that FEMA Mitigation Assessment Team will publish this summer Friday, March 30, 2018 – 8:33 AM By Alex Figueroa Cancel The report is developed … Continue reading

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Half of Puerto Rico’s housing was built illegally. Then came Hurricane Maria.

This is what you get with poor planning, not following building codes, the government and citizens tolerating it. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/article199948699.html Puerto Rico address issues of “informal construction” after Hurricane Maria Hurricane Maria destroyed many structures in Puerto Rico, including what building … Continue reading

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